French President Emmanuel Macron has said that his country will withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger in the wake of the July coup that overthrew democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum. “France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” Macron said in a televised interview on Sunday. He added Read More
The strong earthquake that slammed Morocco late on Friday, killing over 1,000 unsuspecting residents, injuring even more, and demolishing structures, drew responses and relief pledges from countries across the world. Here are the reactions from world leaders: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a G20 Summit in New Delhi“We pray that all the injured people get well soon. The entire Read More
Republic of Ireland’s slim Euro 2024 qualification hopes took another major hit as they were beaten 2-0 by World Cup finalists France in Paris. Stephen Kenny’s side went to the French capital with hope after running Les Bleus close in a 1-0 Dublin defeat in March, but goals early in each half from Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram finding the Read More
Thierry Henry is back in the French football fold. The 46-year-old World Cup winner has been appointed as the head coach of France’s under-21 team. As well as leading his new charges’ bid to qualify for the 2025 European Championship in Slovakia, Henry’s remit also includes taking charge of the French team at next summer’s Paris Olympics. His contract will Read More
The EU has suspended all security cooperation with Niger after the country’s army took power in a coup. It comes shortly after the US declared its “unflagging support” for ousted president Mohamed Bazoum – seen as a key Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants. On Friday, the head of the presidential guards unit Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani declared himself Read More
Real Madrid defender David Olatokunbo Alaba, on Friday, presented his shirt to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The former Bayern Munich star presented the jersey when he met the former Lagos State Governor in Paris, France. Recall that President Tinubu has been in Paris where he has been having a series of meetings toward the development of Nigeria. Alaba on the Read More
Britain’s four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has been left out of Israel-Premier Tech’s eight-man squad for next month’s race. Froome, 38, who has not won a race since 2018, had faced many mechanical issues in the build-up to the Tour. “Physically I was ready, but unfortunately I was unable to show my full ability due to equipment issues,” Read More
President Bola Tinubu has arrived Palais Brongniart for the New Global Finance Pact in Paris, France, on Thursday. The President was received by the French Minister of Europe & Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna. Tinubu had landed in France on Tuesday for the two-day event.
President Bola Tinubu landed in France on Tuesday for a two-day New Global Financial Pact summit.
Pioneer President of the France Nigeria Business Council, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has handed over the reins of the council after a successful two-year tenure to Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank. Rabiu, the founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group, handed over the reins to Wigwe in a ceremony held Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the Read More
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the new captain for the France national team, coach Didier Deschamps said on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Deschamps had informed the France squad about the decision on Monday. Speaking to French outlet Telefoot, Deschamps said: “Kylian Mbappe is the new France captain. Antoine Griezmann is the vice-captain. “Kylian ticks all Read More
Emiliano Martinez is ready to fight for glory alongside “the greatest player of all time” Lionel Messi as Argentina take on France in the World Cup final. Argentina are bidding to emulate the heroes of 1978 and 1986 in Sunday’s final at Lusail Stadium, where the reigning champions stand between Lionel Scaloni’s side and footballing immortality. France are looking to Read More
PSG star Kylian Mbappe scored twice for France as the defending champions laid down a World Cup marker by beating Denmark to become the first team into the knockout stage. The forward stole the show once again with second-half strikes to take his side through. Mbappe had earlier blazed over from 12 yards and forced Kasper Schmeichel into a save Read More